Christmas presents for boys 5 to 7

27 November 2014

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are back in a big way, plus transformers, Lego and football.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are back in a big way this year with a brand new film to appeal to a new generation of children. Their action figures are everywhere, online and in any supermarket, so you won’t have any difficulty getting them. Try Amazon.

Kickster Academy portable football goal

The Kickster Academy 6x4ft football goal is lightweight and easy to put up in about two minutes, making it an ideal present for sporty grandchildren. It can be stored away when not in use and taken on family holidays. £38.24 from Toys R Us. Larger sizes are also available for a higher price.

VTech Switch & Go Commander Clade the Velociraptor

This transforming dinosaur toy makes sounds and has a battery powered helicopter blade. It easily turns from velociraptor to helicopter, great for entertaining children. RRP £25.99. Available from Amazon.

Lego Juniors

Lego Juniors is the range between the much younger Duplo and other older ranges like Technic and Chima – perfect for four to seven year olds. It comes in many of the franchise ranges that other Lego sets come in, such as Spiderman and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. If you aren’t sure which franchise your grandchild likes best then we recommend the Construction box – a tub filled with everything they need to get started for a reasonable £15. Available from Amazon.

Building block sets

You may also want to look at the range of much cheaper building block sets sold by Hawkin’s Bazaar – with pirate ships and castles currently on offer for £20 and a space station for £25. For ages six and up.

Please note: Details and prices were correct when we published this article on November 27. Availability and prices can change, so please check websites carefully before purchasing.

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